Diana Athill (born 1917) is a British literary editor, novelist and memoirist. After the war, Diana helped her friend André Deutsch establish the publishing house Allan Wingate, and five years later, in 1952, she was a founding director of the publishing company that was given his name.
She retired from Deutsch in 1993 at the age of 75, after more than 50 years in publishing. She continues to influence the literary world through her revealing memoirs expecially Somewhere Towards the End.
Diana professes to have had many love affairs with married men. She says, “I never particularly wanted children, but it came out in liking lame ducks for men”.